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WC Ponferrada 2014 climbs profiles (in situ measurement)

14 Dec 2013 05:34

They were measured in 2011, during Vuelta a España



MUNDIAL DE PONFERRADA HILLS
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14 Dec 2013 21:48

Three climbs, as interesting as the italian parcours of this year
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15 Dec 2013 08:33

Aguirre wrote:Three climbs, as interesting as the italian parcours of this year


Yes, but the climbs this year were a bit more difficult. The Ponferrada circuit seems to ressemble that of Varese more.
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15 Dec 2013 19:57

rghysens wrote:Yes, but the climbs this year were a bit more difficult. The Ponferrada circuit seems to ressemble that of Varese more.


Yes, but the good thing about Ponferrada is there are 14 laps... no previus flat section
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15 Dec 2013 19:59

I think it'll be a very tactical race, with a non-favourite win.
Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
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17 Dec 2013 12:50

Netserk wrote:I think it'll be a very tactical race, with a non-favourite win.


With this climbs in my opinion there is just one favourite

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17 Dec 2013 13:10

Sorry if I've missed this or it's posted somewhere else, but is there any info in the TT route?
Ryo Hazuki wrote:contador is such a coward :o
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17 Dec 2013 13:37

Hugo Koblet wrote:Sorry if I've missed this or it's posted somewhere else, but is there any info in the TT route?

Yes.

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Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
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17 Dec 2013 14:10

Basicly is a flat 30 Km + the route circuit...
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22 Dec 2013 11:12

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22 Dec 2013 16:44

rantanplan wrote:Indurain, Freire, Olano, Astarloa and Delgado visit the road circuit

http://www.elbierzonoticias.com/frontend/bierzo/Ponferrada-Tiene-Una-Oportunidad-Para-Darse-A-Conocer-En-El-vn15308-vst1500


...and they say the UCI rejected a more selective course :mad:
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25 Dec 2013 21:30

icefire wrote:...and they say the UCI rejected a more selective course :mad:


Emilio Villanueva fist choice was this.... UCI said no way.

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25 Dec 2013 23:12

It's up to the riders to make the race now at least.
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26 Dec 2013 00:10

jsem94 wrote:It's up to the riders to make the race now at least.


Correct, the riders wheelsucked the Italian Worlds RR to death. Looked good on paper, but to no avail.

Lets see what they can do here.
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26 Dec 2013 18:40

rantanplan wrote:Emilio Villanueva fist choice was this.... UCI said no way.

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That would have been good. The course now is very disappointing. Thanks UCI. :mad:
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27 Dec 2013 11:08

It's a real Ardennes course.
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28 Dec 2013 06:25

Buffalo Soldier wrote:It's a real Ardennes course.


The official route isn't?

The unofficial was more Duitama's 1995 style
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28 Dec 2013 14:18

rantanplan wrote:
The official route isn't?


5% gradients hardly resemble the Ardennes.
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29 Dec 2013 09:54

7% av. 10% max, lot's of altitudes meters. That's what LBL is all about. The climbs are way shorter, but there's also a lot more of them.
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29 Dec 2013 11:40

Buffalo Soldier wrote:7% av. 10% max, lot's of altitudes meters. That's what LBL is all about. The climbs are way shorter, but there's also a lot more of them.


That is only the short and insignificant first climb.
Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
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